Since the end of XIX – early XX centuries. a variety of new trends in French painting united under the name of post-impressionism, which deliberately opposed some of the principles of impressionism.
Post-impressionism increased interest in the philosophical and symbolic principles of art. The artists of this direction did not adhere only to visual impressions, but sought to convey the materiality of the world freely and in a general way, they resorted to decorative stylization (P. Cezanne, Van Gogh, P. Gauguin). The work of A. Toulouse-Lautrec, which depicted the life of actors, circus performers, singers, dancers, cafés and bargainers, was related to post-impressionism. Continue reading
On November 16, the State Museum Collections of Dresden (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, SKD) opened at once in several of their museums an exhibition with the philosophical name “Kunstbesitz. Kunstverlust. Objekte und ihre Herkunft ”-“ Art: possession and loss. Objects and their origin. The works of art selected for her can be seen at the Palace-Residence until the end of March (where guests will be reminded of how the massive abduction of art objects from Dresden during Nazi times was organized), Albertinum, the Porcelain Collection and the Old Masters Gallery. A total of about 60 works are shown – lost and returned paintings, drawings, graphics, porcelain, majolica, furniture, board games, bronze sculptures and silver. Continue reading
In 1917, Sergei Dyagilev’s Russian Seasons experienced difficult times: disappearing sponsors, lack of money, the collapse of touring plans … In Rome, Russian Ballet was preparing the premiere of Parade by Eric Sati staged by Leonid Myasin. Artist librettist Jean Cocteau offered his idol – not very popular among the masses, but well-known to professionals Pablo Picasso.
The choice was successful. In addition to the scandal at the Paris premiere and textbook status in the history of the theater “Parade” remembered secular gossip. Continue reading